I can't watch local channels after buying a Samsung TV

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Please help me, I am desperate.
I just want to find SOURCE so I can change to TV and watch my local channels.
Samsung says I only have one channel when I have a $700 rooftop antenna that gives me all the local channels.
I removed the TV app from the list but I cannot change input...

thanks in advance,
Cheryl who is desperate lol
 

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It's possible that the Samsung TV is choosing to not automatically add a channel based on a weak signal strength from the antenna. This isn't a failing of the antenna insomuch as the Samsung setting a higher qualification for what constitutes a channel based on how well the signal is received.

If you can add the channel manually as a favorite, at least that would provide a manual means to complete your list.
 

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Has this antenna worked previously with another TV? Do you have a separate decoder box that your antenna connects to, then you connect the decoder box to the TV? Or, is the antenna connecting to your TV via a standard coax type threaded connection that you screw on?
 

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I did find Broadcasting menu and under that is Auto Program which does a scan and finds one channel ...so thanks but how do I fix that..I have 5 channels not just one. It's a Samsung 6300 series. :(
 

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One thing I did notice was it gave my location as a different city. I wonder if there's anyway to change that and if it would even help.
 

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Also there are other channels in the channel guide but it bypasses them all. Edited to add: I removed the Roku and my daughter's nintendo switch and now I can scroll through the channel guide. But I am missing major channels , cbs and nbc.
 

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Looks like you go to broadcast section then expert settings and manually scan on a station you know is there.

Also, double check to make sure your model only has one coax in, not one for cable and one for antenna.
 

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All the channels are listed in the guide now but CBS and NBC say I have no signal when I press on the channel guide program it is showing.
There is no "Expert Settings" under broadcasting only in audio.
There's only one coax in.
 

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I am really ****** that I can't get the channels I was getting on an Emerson tv. I will be calling Samsung but it will probably be for nothing.
 

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The issue is sometimes the scan picks up the channels and sometimes it doesn't. Even if it picks them up, when I select them it says they are not there although it found them.
 

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It's possible that the Samsung TV is choosing to not automatically add a channel based on a weak signal strength from the antenna. This isn't a failing of the antenna insomuch as the Samsung setting a higher qualification for what constitutes a channel based on how well the signal is received.

If you can add the channel manually as a favorite, at least that would provide a manual means to complete your list.
 
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